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    Reclaiming Liberalism: How the Left ceded the high ground and how Republicans can reclaim it

    Many prominent conservatives have often complained that Liberals are not liberal, and have not been for some time. In fact, the word “liberalism” has been co-opted to mean something nearly antithetical to its 18th Century definition. In the last decade, however, Liberals in both the leadership and the rank-and-file have abandoned this moniker in favor of the even more misleading nom de guerre, “Progressives.” Classical | Read More »

    Presidential Approval in 1994 and 2010 as Indicator of Voter Preference

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    The States vs. The District – Healthcare, Immigration Set the Stage for Nullification Court Battles

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    Losing the Allies

    The policy of retrenchment that the Obama Administration has embarked on is bearing fruit.  The Whitehouse made the decision to draw our outspoken enemies closer and thus defuse their argument that their own isolation provides the impetus for perpetual bellicosity.  Likewise, the United State’s has been lacking in a necessary cordiality towards our historic allies (Britain, Israel, Turkey, etc.).  The inevitable result of this policy | Read More »

    American’s Agree: We Cannot Trust the Government. Now what?

    A recent Pew poll finds that 80% of Americans distrust the government.  That would seem to be a revelation, but it should not be surprising.  Those that interpret the Pew poll results as a rebuke of this administration alone are mistaken.  The question political strategists on both sides are asking themselves today is: “how can this sentiment translate into a wining electoral strategy?”  The key | Read More »

    Obama’s foreign policy mirrors Gorbachev’s

    By 1985, the Soviet Union was in a manifold crisis. The Soviet’s had faced decades of economic stagnation that had become obviously systemic. State planning targets were regularly missed. Goods produced in the Soviet Union were never as desirable as those produced in Czechoslovakia or East Germany. Furthermore, the USSR was faced with the daunting prospect of a computerized revolution in just about every aspect | Read More »

    The Health Care Summit is a National Tragedy

    One hour into the Health Care Summit this morning, you could tell what a harmful work of political theatrics was unfolding. What is the President thinking?  Charles Krauthammer believes that he can present himself as the calm, sane moderator in a room of widely divergent, “undisciplined” children. He may be right. But is this how a President governs a republic? This is an ostentatious display | Read More »

    Will Rudy Run (Again)?

    2008 is full of teachable moments.  One of the under studied lessons of that year is Rudolph Giuliani’s campaign.  The problem was that it was also the lesson of 2007 and most of 2006.  Rudy suffered extreme overexposure and his campaign rapidly burnt out when the field naturally broadened during the primary process.  It’s a lesson he seems to have taken to heart.  Giuliani has | Read More »

    Russia Lied About Missile Defense and Obama Fell for It

    One of the first priorities of the Obama administration last year was to “reset” strained Bush-era relations with Moscow.  The first step in this policy was the abandonment of the proposed missile defense infrastructure to be placed in Eastern Europe.  The 2007 plan to station 10 long-range interceptor missiles in Poland and an X-band radar station in the Czech Republic was supposedly too controversial and | Read More »

    No Political Benefits to Gain from a Terror Attack

      According to the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, the likelihood of a terrorist attack in the United States is “certain.”  This stunning admission has been met with a whimper from the media, probably because an attack is expected given the government’s anemic response to the last coordinated terror attacks in this country by Islamic extremists; the Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and | Read More »